§ Lord Hylton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether any 16 and 17 year-olds are currently held in prisons in Northern Ireland; if so how many; and how many persons under:
are held at the Secretary of State's pleasure. [HL580]
- (a) 18; and
- (b) 21
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office (Lord Dubs)
There are no 16 or 17 year-olds held in prisons in Northern Ireland.
There are no persons under the age of 18 held at the Secretary of State's pleasure in Northern Ireland prisons. There is one person under the age of 21 held in prison in Northern Ireland at the Secretary of State's pleasure.